Melissa Erickson, MA



It has been both a passion, and a privilege working in the helping profession throughout my career. I hold a master's degree in Counseling Psychology, a certification in Marriage & Family Therapy, as well as a certification as a PROSCI Change Management Practitioner.

I began my career as a Mental Health Therapist, providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy utilizing evidenced based treatment modalities. I then went into Corporate America assisting fortune 500 companies, small businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions with corporate mergers and acquisitions/alignments focusing on Change Management within each organizational structure.

 It was during this time, I realized I was more interested in helping individuals, assisting people in their life goals, versus achieving structural business objectives. As a result, I began to shift my work back into private practice.

Navigating  life's transitions can be overwhelming at times. Life always moves from one perspective to another. It not only gives us a new dimension of the future, but it gives a new depth to the past. Seeking therapy is a client strength, a solid foundation to effectuate real change. I value collaboration with clients, working to understand what tools and approaches are most helpful to them. Understanding that individuals are unique in their mental health needs, my work focuses on helping individuals find the best evidence-based treatment modalities for them. I enjoy following clients over time throughout their journey to improvements in their mental health and lives.


Clinical expertise in working with clients who have concerns related to: grief & bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic abuse, relationship conflict, family conflict due to: separation or divorce, parenting issues, boundaries, unemployment & financial problems, illness or disability of a family member, taking on a caretaker role for a child, and/or parent, or both; sudden death, long term illness of a family member, and dealing with mental illness within the family system.


Individuals, couples, and families

Children and adolescents 

Only evidenced based treatment modalities are utilized

                                  I  CAN BE REACHED BY PHONE (612-800-4410) OR EMAIL AT: [email protected]

                                                                    SOMETIMES IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE, WE FIND OUR TRUE DIRECTION                              


Inner Strength Counseling


801 Twelve Oaks Center Drive,
Suite 822,
Wayzata, MN 55391

Our Availability


8:00 am - 8:00 pm


8:00 am - 8:00 pm


8:00 am - 8:00 pm


8:00 am - 8:00 pm


8:00 am - 8:00 pm






801 Twelve Oaks Center Drive
Suite 822
Wayzata, MN 55391